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Newsletter article Julie Archer March 18, 2024
Dead Election Bills More Notable Than Ones That Passed
100+ bills related to elections were introduced this session. Of those, only 6 made it to the Governor’s desk. With the trend of state lawmakers limiting voting access and making it harder for eligible Americans to vote continuing around the country, we’re fortunate that no voter suppression bills passed. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting Rights
Action Alert CAG January 17, 2024
Take Action to STOP Voter Suppression
The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to take up a bill that would “require all registered voters to produce a photo ID to vote in all public office elections.” We can’t let false allegations of voter fraud cause strict voter ID laws like this that cause voter suppression. More
Issues: Voting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer October 24, 2023
Thursday, October 26th: “Lunch Out Loud” Webinar Series Continues, Followed by “No Time to Fail” Virtual Watch Party
Join us this Thursday, October 26th at noon for the next webinar in our Lunch Out Loud series. Takeiya Smith and student leaders from Young West Virginia will be hosting a discussion on the challenges that youth face in our democracy. On Thursday evening, join us and our friends at Public Citizen for the premiere of “No Time to Fail,” a powerful film that gives voice to the unsung heroes of the 2020 election - election administrators. More
Issues: Clean ElectionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer August 21, 2023
Our Lunch Out Loud Webinar Series Continues With Two Events in August
Our Lunch Out Loud webinar series continues this month with two informative events. Thursday, August 24th, join a panel of lobbyists, former legislators, and journalists as they discuss what is happening, the lack of transparency and the impacts on democratic participation. We'll also have a "bonus" event for this month to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Monday, August 28th to hear from West Virginians who were there on that historic day. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityJobsVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer July 21, 2023
Join Us July 28 at Noon for Lunch Out Loud
Join WV Citizen Action and partners for a series of webinars focused on challenges to our democracy and the actions we can take to protect our freedom to vote and hold those in power accountable. For our first “Lunch Out Loud” on July 28, Atiba Ellis, Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Anthony Majestro, a Charleston attorney with experience in election law, will discuss recent decisions by the US Supreme Court that affect voting rights, and what they mean for ballot access in West Virginia. The conversation will be moderated by former Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.  More
Issues: Clean ElectionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Advocacy Letter Julie Archer July 18, 2023
WV CAG & WV Citizens for Clean Elections Support the Freedom to Vote Act
WV CAG and WV Citizens for Clean Elections joined other members of the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition in sending letters of support to our to our House allies in support of the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA) and in opposition to the "American Confidence in Elections" (ACE) Act. You can read our letter below ahead of the FTVA's reintroduction. To fortify free and fair elections and help get big, secret money out of politics, Congress must pass the Freedom to Vote Act. More
Issues: Clean ElectionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2023
Elections & Courts Update
The Senate Judiciary has referred three bills to its Elections and Public Integrity Subcommittee. The Senate Judiciary Committee has also advanced two bills that would decrease transparency of political spending. The House Committee on Political Subdivisions has advanced three bills. Plus judicial redistricting is underway. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsFair CourtsVoting Rights
Newsletter article   January 31, 2023
Leading for Justice: Updates from the Capitol
With the legislative session in full swing, here is a brief rundown of bills that we and AFSC are watching. More
Issues: Fair CourtsIncarcerationInequalityJusticeVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 23, 2023
Much Ado About Elections, and More
Ten days into the 2023 legislative, more than 50 bills related to elections have been introduced. Two have traction, and action is needed to keep HB 2244 off the House Judiciary Committee agenda. Related to elections, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge Saturday's anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s devastating Citizens United decsion, the role of dark money in shifting the balance of the Court to the right, and it's impact on our fundamental rights. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsHealthcareInequalityVoting Rights
Newsletter   January 16, 2023
Capital Eye Vol. 16, No. 1 – Legislative Update Week 1: What’s the Rush?
The legislative session started out with a BANG on day one as the Senate leadership promptly used their super majority to suspend the rules, ram through 23 bills and send them to the House. The House is moving mostly at the normal pace, but their Finance committee pulled a fast one on Thursday and added the governor’s 50% personal income tax cut to their agenda at the last minute and passed it out to the floor. Keep reading for more on the big things that happend during the first week of the 2023 legislative, along with actions you can take, and resources for staying up to date. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesFair taxationInequalityKids and familiesVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 13, 2023
“Leading with Justice” Legislative Breakfast and Day of Action
On Wednesday, January 11th, the West Virginia Criminal Law Reform Coalition, a group of West Virginia-based organizations partnering in pursuit of systemic changes to the state's criminal legal system, hosted a "Leading for Justice" legislative breakfast and day of action to bring awareness to the issues constituents hope to see addressed during the 2023 legislative session.  More
Issues: Civil JusticeVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer January 6, 2023
Livestream of Washington, D.C. Our Freedoms, Our Vote January 6 Rally
Join the Not Above the Law Coalition, Declaration for American Democracy and special guests Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King for a livestream of the Our Freedoms, Our Vote January 6 Rally in Washington, DC. More
Issues: DemocracyVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Cassandra Wiley December 1, 2022
Moore v. Harper SCOTUS Oral Arguments Listening Party
On December 7, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Moore v. Harper, a redistricting case where North Carolina lawmakers argue state legislatures should have near absolute power to run federal elections without checks and balances from the courts. Moore could make it easier for politicians to restrict the vote, draw rigged maps, and cast doubt on election results. Join Common Cause Ohio and Fair Districts for a SCOTUS oral arguments listening party so we can hear in real time what the lawyers are saying and what the justices are asking. More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Action Alert   October 24, 2022
Together WV Get Out the Vote Phone & Text Banking
Join us and our partners in the WV Civic Engagement table to call and text fellow West Virginians to get out and vote in the 2022 election. More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer October 24, 2022
Are You Ready to Vote?
The General Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 8. Make sure you are ready to vote. More
Issues: Clean ElectionsElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 30, 2022
Rock The Vote 2022, South Charleston HS – Oct. 5th, 9AM
Join us Oct. 5th at 9am, at South Charleston High School, for this Rock The Vote 2022 event! Students can meet their Kanawha Co. Candidates & register to vote. More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 28, 2022
Wood County Candidate Forum on Health Care – Oct. 4th, 6PM
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Virtual Candidate Forum for the Wood County region, on the topic of Health Care, on Tuesday, Oct. 4th, from 6-7:30 PM. More
Issues: HealthcareVotingVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog   August 15, 2022
Voter Issues and Action Survey: Full Summary of Results
Our Voter Issues and Action Survey was very successful in calling attention to many of the issues voters face when attempting to make their voices heard at the polls. We are confident that this will serve as a stable foundation as we work with our partners to devise new initiatives to hold election officials accountable and encourage them to resolve many of the issues identified through this campaign. Read the full summary here. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article   July 21, 2022
Major Issues Facing West Virginia Voters
The campaign surrounding the Voter Issues and Action Survey (VIAS) concluded on Friday, July 15th. From this campaign, we received a total of 43 responses from West Virginia voters. More
Issues: Voting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Senator Manchin – Don’t Gamble with Our Future
Just days after Sen Manchin announced he was ‘postponing’ his support for the reconciliation bill being negotiated in the US Senate and delaying investments necessary to address the climate crisis, WV CAG and partners organized a rally outside his Charleston office calling on him to put #PeopleOverProfits and not to gamble with our future! More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFair taxationInfrastructureResilient CommunitiesVoting Rights
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